Celiac Disease Support Group

Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder of the digestive system that occurs in genetically-predisposed individuals. It is characterised by damage or flattening to all or part of the villi lining the small intestine, which interferes with the absorption of nutrients. This damage is caused by eating anything with gluten (gliadin), a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley (as hordein).

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Recommended Reading

I was thinking that maybe some newly diagnosed people on here would appreciate some ideas on books/cookbooks. I for one sure hate to dish out money for a book that isn\'t what I need. To start off I recommend a couple that have helped me greatly-\"The Gluten-Free Kitchen\" by Roben Ryberg- easy recipes using potato starch and cornstarch- and \"Dangerous Grains\" by James Braly, M.D. and Ron Hoggan,M.A. -this really opened my eyes to the problem of gluten and the science behind it. Easy to read and very informative. So how about it? Read any good ones lately?

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Great recs
Can any celiacs recommend what to do if you want an alcoholic drink...i had a pt tell me about the kinds of vodka that were safe/unsafe...im sure you guys know more. Please tell
dr o.
Guhlia
Guhlia

Orrange, there are MANY alcoholic beverages that are safe:

Bard\'s Tale Beer (YUM!)
New Grist Beer
Ramapo Valley Gluten Free Beer
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante
Potato based vodka
Robert Mondavi wines
Woodchuck Cider
Bartles & James wine coolers (NOT MALT BASED ONES)
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (and Coke)
Parrot Bay flavored rums
Jaegermeister (double check on this)
Jose Cuervo
Malibu Island Rum
Kahlua

There are tons more, but I can\'t think of anymore off the top of my head.
Guhlia
Guhlia

Orrange, there are MANY alcoholic beverages that are safe:

Bard\'s Tale Beer (YUM!)
New Grist Beer
Ramapo Valley Gluten Free Beer
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante
Potato based vodka
Robert Mondavi wines
Woodchuck Cider
Bartles & James wine coolers (NOT MALT BASED ONES)
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (and Coke)
Parrot Bay flavored rums
Jaegermeister (double check on this)
Jose Cuervo
Malibu Island Rum
Kahlua

There are tons more, but I can\'t think of anymore off the top of my head.
deleted_user
deleted_user

On Alcohol ;)

Blue Ice vodka, Idaho
Chopin Vodka, Poland
Teton Glacier Vodka, Idaho
Luksusowa Vodka, Poland

K\'s cider is GF

Blue ice and Chopin are the easiest to find, and more and more bars are carrying them.
Pucker is GF, so go have a green apple martini.
Elonwy
deleted_user
deleted_user

My favorite book right now is The Gluten Free Gourmet by Bette Hagman. I have made alot of the recipes and they have all turned out really good and are delicious!
Lollie
wzmann
wzmann

I have \"Living Gluten-Free for Dummies\" and it\'s got a lot of helpful information as well as some recipes. I like it in spite of the title, especially if you are new to GF living.
JudyL
JudyL

Hi Lollie
so glad to see you posting. first time i\'ve been on the discussion thread..i think i have this book. is this where you got the mac& cheese one you sent me. I may try it when i start branching out again. I liked your idea today to start back to the basics like when we first started.
I wish you well and good health.
judy
deleted_user
deleted_user

This is a great site for anyone new to the illness and needing to know what the hell it is. When my father was diagnosed last year, this site helped us find the only UK based research hospital,although as yet there are no support meeting or groups in UK that I am aware of.
deleted_user
deleted_user

A little repetitive but it's good to let you know what's going on with your body during this time.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I just got this book about 2 weeks ago. I haven't read much of it yet, but so far so good.
Turtleway
Turtleway

Yes, I've read and very very good writing and giving me hope everytime, I liked it.
I found this when I knew my miscarry and I was reading during I was miscarrying.
Even after 1 month, I tried to read about after miscarry, to prevent risk, but it is no more nesesarry to read, keeping reading helps you understand what you happened and everything makes you easier to accept.